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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Feb 28, 2014 1:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Here's another nice 'February rendition':

https://archive.org/details/gd1969-02-22.sbd.miller.112691.flac16

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 28, 2014 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Mando's fav! Well, one of...and then there are the April shows, early (4-5-6) and late (21-22-23)...Ark and otherwise; great stuff. Though Jan, Feb, Mar & Apr (of 69) were relatively invariant set lists, it affords you the chance to sort thru and find amazing performances of various tunes and combo/transition sequences like this one.

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Poster: snoori Date: Feb 28, 2014 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

I shouldn't go back to this period - it leaves me with the feeling that they were never as good creatively again ( Downhill from Here could have been the title of the Fillmore Box Set.)

Much as I love '72 -'74, '77, and bits of '79 - 81'this was their finest hour.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 28, 2014 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Same day, different month (The 1984 Project)

From 'The 1984 Project" and without tipping my hand too much....

May I recommend you give this one a shot?

https://archive.org/details/gd84-10-28.senn.vernon.17358.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: snoori Date: Feb 28, 2014 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Same day, different month (The 1984 Project)

Sorry Mando, that kinda made my point. Althea, Bird Song, Playin'> China Doll are nicely done but I don't feel the creative juices that were flowing 20 years earlier. Missing the vitality of youth I guess.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 28, 2014 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Same day, different month (The 1984 Project)

I'd have to agree. One of the common comments in The 1984 Project is that many of the "big" tunes from the earlier years seemed to be played with efficiency and time compression in mind rather than let them build and go off wandering on their own. A common one was Playin' - a 9 or 10 minute Playin' from '84 may be played well enough, but it is sorely lacking the depth and complexity of the earlier years. I called these tunes "safe" and "automatic" in my review. I'm sure whoever was in the crowd enjoyed them, but I don't think there's any argument that the songs were by now, mature.

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Feb 28, 2014 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Same day, different month (The 1984 Project)

Nice 'Bird Song'! Thanks.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 28, 2014 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TMI Friday?

My all time favorite Dark Star to listen to while getting colonoscopized......

It is TMI Friday isn't it?